Red Hot Chili Peppers Postpone Tour: Kiedis Has Foot Surgery
Today, Red Hot Chili Peppers announced the postponement of their U.S. Tour. Frontman Anthony Kiedis has recently undergone foot surgery to repair the multiple injuries he has sustained. The surgery served to remove a crushed sesamoid bone and corrected a detached flexor tendon in his foot.
Kiedis has dealt with these problems for some time now. After jumping off of a bass drum, he broke bones in his foot in 2007--on the Stadium Arcadium tour.
Here is the full statement from the band's official website:
Red Hot Chili Peppers regret to announce that they must postpone the start of their upcoming U.S. tour due to multiple foot injuries sustained by Anthony Kiedis. Anthony recently underwent surgery to remove a crushed sesamoid bone and correct a detached flexor tendon in his foot and is expected to make a full recovery.
Tickets for the postponed dates will be honored at the rescheduled dates.
We wish him a speedy recovery.
Check out the new tour schedule.
Old Date New Date City Venue
01/20 04/02 Sunrise, FL Bank Atlantic Center
01/21 03/31 Orlando, FL Amway Arena
01/23 03/29 Tampa Bay, FL Tampa Bay Times Forum
01/25 04/06 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena
01/27 04/04 Raleigh, NC RBC Center
01/28 04/07 Columbia, SC Colonial Life Arena
01/30 04/10 Duluth, GA Gwinnett Center
01/31 04/09 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
02/03 04/12 Memphis, TN FedEx Forum
02/04 10/04 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena
02/17 08/14 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
02/18 08/15 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
02/26 08/11 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
02/27 08/12 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
02/29 09/23 San Diego, CA Valley View Casino Center
03/02 09/25 Glendale, AZ Jobing.com Arena
03/04 09/27 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
03/06 09/29 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
03/08 10/20 Houston, TX Toyota Center
03/09 10/02 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
03/13 10/24 Tulsa, OK BOK Arena
03/15 10/22 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Arena
03/16 10/25 Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena